After a COVID break for a couple of years, the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship is back, in its new home, at Carnegie Melon University. We’re excited to kick off the program next week, welcome our 24 fellows, and work with them over the next 12 weeks on 6 projects in partnership with governments and non-profits locally, nationally, and internationally.
The projects this year include:
- Working with Allegheny County Department of Human Services to help them reduce homelessness in the county through prioritized distribution of rental assistance resources
- Working with Vibrant Emotional Health (which administers the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) to improve the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s service through better call routing
- Working with the City of Baltimore to improve safety and economic well-being of communities by remediating buildings with roof damage in Baltimore
- Working with the Indus Health and Hospital Network in Pakistan to help them improve patient care and outcomes in the ER through automatically turning medical free-text notes into structured ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
- Working with the Kansas City (MO) Municipal Courts to help them evaluate and implement intervention strategies to reduce recurring involvement with the criminal justice system.
- Working with Johnson and Douglas Counties in Kansas to help them reduce deaths by suicide and overdose by identifying individuals to prioritize for mental health services.